Marriage is about friendship

Last night after the kids were sleep, my husband and I just talked. We sat at the dining room table and just talked.  He talked and I listened, and I talked and he intently listened.  This was not one of those fast-paced, eager to speak conversations, but it was one of those I'm just happy…

Don’t Be Petty

So often we get moved by stuff that doesn't even matter. We have to grow to a place of realizing that some things are just not that important.  Some things don't matter and don't even require our energy or attention. If we don't grow beyond focusing on petty matters then unfortunately we won't accomplish much…

Contentment is Priceless

We always want more.   We're always searching, working, and praying for something more.  We tell ourselves that if I had that I'd be happy. The truth is: Until we learn how to be content we will never be happy. Contentment must be learned, and I am learning that it is priceless. When we are…

Preparation Precedes Success

So often we strive for things that we aren't even prepared for.   We think we want something, but we have no idea how to even handle it.  We should spend more time preparing ourselves than we do striving to get something. The Lord has given me glimpses of things to come in my life, and…

Are You Chosen?

Are you chosen? Then you can handle it. Are you chosen? Then you can do it. Are you chosen? Then you are lavished in grace. Are you chosen? Then His grace is all you need. Are you chosen? Stop crying, start praying. Are you chosen? Stop questioning, start trusting. Are you chosen? Stop talking, start…

Tame That Flesh

It is very possible for us to be saved and going to heaven, yet be very fleshly as we walk this earth. I'm reading Galatians this morning and I'm humbled at the Word of God.  Galatians is dealing with the issue of believers feeling as though they are justified through the law.  As believers of…

What’s Your Agenda?

All around us people have hidden agendas. I'm not solely pointing the finger because we all have to be watchful that we are not operating with hidden agendas.  We have to be intentional to keep our hearts pure or else we will be operating with agendas that we are not even aware of. For instance,…